Originally Posted by lifeistooshort View Post
Hon, of he talks about doing things in the future without you he doesn't see you as a life partner. He's not gun shy, he just doesn't want to marry you. Sorry.
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Maybe you're right. But, when I bring this topic up with him about how he sometimes talks about his plans for the future that do not include me, he says that he is planning to be with me for the long-term.
I just don't have the strength to leave him. Someone please talk some sense into me.
I do have guy friends who are in the same position with their girlfriends. They really do love their girlfriends but do not want to get married. When I talk to them, they tell me to understand it from the guy's point of view.
Actually, on paper, I'm a catch sort of, lol. I'm a successful lawyer with my own law firm. I'm 8 years younger than he is, and men find me attractive. I'm in shape, own my house, have two kids who are the best kids that I could ever ask for. They are sweet and smart and have never caused me any problems with teachers or at school. My kids love my boyfriend. He thinks that I'm one of the most logical women he's ever dated, lol, and that's why we get along. He is not in as great financial shape as I am in, has two kids, one of whom has mild autism, and one of whom graduated from high school but doesn't want to go to college or really apply himself.
He and I really get along, and we love each other and endlessly entertain each other because of our differences and commonalities. I learn a lot of things from him and his life experiences which are different from my upbringing. He is trustworthy and loyal and that is really hard to come by.